Thursday, November 7, 2019

Township clerk prepares for 2020 national election

Plymouth Township Clerk Jerry Vorva and his staff are already preparing for the 2020 election which is expected to attract a huge voter turnout.
Vorva said that his office anticipates a much larger absentee voter turnout due to changes in the law concerning “no reason” absentee voting.
The clerk's office is currently recruiting workers for the township election team. Applicants should have leadership and/or computer skills and a desire to be a part of the 2020 election process. The hours are long, but the pay is generous, Vorva said. For further information, contact Vorva at (734) 354-3224, or by email at

Precinct #03 voters have been relocated from the polling place in Plymouth Township Hall to Allen Early Learning Center (formerly known as Allen Elementary School). All voters assigned to Precinct #09 at Living Word Church have been moved to Northridge Church, which is still in Precinct #09. There will now be two precincts voting at Northridge Church. Vorva cautioned that none of the township precinct boundaries have changed, just the voting locations.
In accordance with the new laws, all eligible voters can be placed on a Permanent Absent Voter List which entitles them to an absentee ballot application prior to every election. Those who wish to vote absentee must complete the application and sign the form for each election in which they choose to vote using an absentee ballot.
When the clerk's office receives the signed absentee applications, the absentee ballots will be processed and mailed to voters. Vorva cautioned that his office does not send out ballots automatically, but only send them to those voters who have completed and signed an application.
There is a permanent Absentee Voter list available at the township clerk's office which requires a separate form from qualified voters.
The 2020 election dates are: March 10, 2020 - Presidential Primary; Aug. 4, 2020 - Primary Election (includes local offices) and Nov. 3, 2020 - General Election.
Vorva said he and his staff urge every qualified elector to exercise their constitutional right and vote.
“We are committed to doing all we can to assist you in this process,” Vorva said. For more information or questions, contact Vorva at (734) 354-3224 or Election Specialist Paula Jefferson at (734) 354-3229.